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Improve your Express Entry Score with a Nomination from Nova Scotia

Are you in the Express Entry Pool and looking to improve your Comprehensive Ranking System Score? Then applying for a Provincial Nomination from Nova Scotia could be an option for you!

Nova Scotia offers several different programs depending on your background and skills.

There is an option for those with a job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, those who have previously worked in Nova Scotia and one for those who are in Express Entry and have work experience in an occupation on their skills list.

For those of you in Express Entry with no job offer and no previously work experience in Nova Scotia, if you meet the following requirements you could apply for a Provincial Nomination from Nova Scotia under their Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream. The requirements are as follows:

1) Foreign diploma, certificate or credential and its educational credential equivalency assessment by a designated body or Canadian educational credential.

2) One year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience in the last 10 years in one of the occupations listed below

  • Financial Auditors and Accountants 1111
  • Financial and Investment Analysts 1112
  • Human Resources Professionals 1121
  • Purchasing Agents and Officers 1225
  • Geoscientists and Oceanographers 2113
  • Civil Engineers 2131
  • Mechanical Engineers 2132
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2133
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 2141
  • Computer Engineers 2147
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 2171
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators 2172
  • Software Engineers 2173
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers 2174
  • Web Designers and Developers 2175
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2231
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2232
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2241
  • Drafting Technologists and Technicians 2253
  • Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers 2262
  • User Support Technicians 2282
  • Registered Nurses 3012
  • Physiotherapists 3142
  • Occupational Therapists 3143
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists 3211
  • Licensed Practical Nurses 3233
  • Psychologists 4151
  • Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors 4153
  • Financial Sales Representatives 6235

3) A CLB 7 or higher in all four of the language areas abilities on an approved language test (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in either English or French 

4) A score of 67 or higher on their scoring system as follows:

AGE

Age Points
0-18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 or Older 0

  

EDUCATION

Educational Credential Points
PHD 25
Masters 23
Two Post Secondary Qualifications, with one being three years or more in durations 22
Three year or more qualification 21
Two year qualification 19
One year qualification 15
High School 5

  

LANGUAGE SKILLS – First Official Language

You need to score a minimum of a CLB 7 on each section of your language test. The scores for the the IELTS, CELPIP and TEF are below:

CELPIP G – 2014

CLB Level Achieved Speaking Section Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section Points received for that section
7 7 7 7 7 4
8 8 8 8 8 5
9 9 9 9 9 6
10 and above 10+ 10+ 10+ 10+ 6

 

IELTS – General

CLB Achieved Speaking Section Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section Points received for that section
7 6.0 6.0 – 7.0 6.0 6.0 4
8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5 5
9 and above 7.0 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 6

 

TEF

NCLC Achieved SpeakingSection Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section Points received for that section
7 310 – 348 249 -279 207 – 232 310 4
8 349 – 370 280 – 297 233 – 247 349 – 370 5
9 and above 371 + 298 + 248 + 371 + 6

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS – Second Official Language

CELPIP G – 2014

CLB Level Speaking Section Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section
5 5 -12 5 -12 5 -12 5 -12

 

IELTS – General

CLB Level Speaking Section Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section
5 5.0 – 9.0 5.0 – 9.0 4.0 – 9.0 5.0 – 9.0

TEF     

NCLC Level Speaking Section Listening Section Reading Section Writing Section
5 226 – 371+ 181 – 298+ 151 – 248+ 226 – 371+

 

CLB 5 or higher in all categories 4
CLB 4 or less in all categories 0

  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Experience Points
Less than 1 year 0
1 year 9
2 – 3 years 11
4 – 5 years 13
6 years or more 15

   

ADAPTABILITY

Adaptability Factor Points
You have a spouse who can achieve a CLB 4 or higher on a language test 5
You have completed two years of full time study in Nova Scotia on a valid permit 5
Your spouse has completed two years of full time study in Nova Scotia on a valid permit 5
You OR your spouse have completed one year of full time Work Experience in a NOC O,A or B classification job on valid status in Nova Scotia 10 (5 for spouses)
You meet one of the Arrangement Employment Criteria Listed Above 5
You have a qualifying family member in Nova Scotia. They must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident currently 18 years of age or older and is residing in Canada and related to you by blood in one of the following ways:·      Parent·      Grandparent

·      Child

·      Grandchild

·      Sibling

·      Aunt / Uncle

·      Niece / Nephew

5

  

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT

Arranged Canadian Employment Points
An employer has obtained a valid Labour Market Impact Assessment for you 10
You are currently working in Canada on a valid Work Permit that was issued with a Labour Market Impact Assessment and you are still working for that employer named on your work permit. You must be authorized to work in Canada when your Permanent Residency is issued and your current employer has made you a full time job offer 10
You are currently working in Canada on a Labour Market Impact Assessment exempt Work Permit and your current employer has made you a permanent job offer. Your status must be valid when your Permanent Residency is issued. 10

Contact us today if you need assistance is determining if you qualify or in completing your application contact us today and our ICCRC Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can assist you. 

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